We have a couple of yahrzeit enhancements that may be quite useful, depending on your situation.
yahrzeit enhancements 1: Date range change
Until now, when you keyed a date range to pull yahrzeit lists, that range had to be entirely in the future. If you entered a date in the past, the system assumed you meant next year. With this enhancement, you may enter dates up until 10 days ago. For example, if you’re pulling a yahrzeit list on Friday, 11/13/2020, you may enter Saturday, 11/7/2020 through Friday, 11/13/2020. Another example — suppose it’s the 3rd of a month, and you meant to pull the entire month three days ago, but somehow missed doing it. Now it works to pull from the 1st through end of month.
yahrzeit enhancements 2: Export bimah list
After running the query, if you’ll scroll to roughly the middle of the page, you’ll find a light blue button entitled “Create Combo Bimah List.” That is not new — it presents a nicely formatted page, combining the yahrzeits with the observers by Hebrew date, along with the observers by Gregorian date.
New, though, is a button to the right of the the light blue button. This is an indigo button
that makes the same data available in a spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet has a few features not available on the web page:
- the name of the yahrzeit appears with the first and last names in separate columns, and then again with the first and last names combined into one column.
- if there is a plaque, the plaque location occupies a column
- the first and last names of the observer, and the relationship of the deceased to the observer, appears in separate columns; and then combined into one column.
Here’s a video demonstrating these two new Yahrzeit enhancements.